The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau dropped a lawsuit in Kansas against four payday lending operations. Consumer advocates worry that it’s a signal that the agency is relaxing its scrunity of the industry under the Trump administration.
An executive with Loews, the owner and operator of a planned 800-room convention hotel in downtown Kansas City, said there’s a start date ahead for construction. The hotel is expected to open in March 2020.
Amazon left Kansas City off its list of companies in the running for its second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. In doing so, local leaders are interpreting their decision as evidence for what large companies are looking for in cities of the future.
Restive Senate moderates in both parties are expressing hopes of finding a way out of the government shutdown mess as their leadership engaged in unrelenting finger-pointing over who was to blame for the stalemate.